Mentor Support Network exists to help youth achieve their educational and career goals through scholarships and mentoring.

We award scholarships and support to students in financial need across the Newcastle and Hunter regions.

We provide training, professional development and networking for mentors. Our work is delivered through partnerships with volunteers, our members, and partners in the corporate sector.

Members of Mentor Support Network are part of a community committed to supporting and enabling youth to complete their education.

Mentor Support Network is a registered charity, and our scholarship fund is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.


Mentor Support Network supports mentors through training, networking, and ongoing professional development.

Mentoring can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience. As a mentor, you share your knowledge, skills, and life experience with young people, enabling them to learn, grow and reach their full potential.

Our mentor training program provides mentors and potential mentors with the knowledge and skills required for youth mentoring.

Every year, Mentor Support Network awards educational scholarships and refugee student scholarships to support students in financial need.

Around 350 scholarships totalling more than $650,000 have been presented to students across the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, and Port Stephens regions since Mentor Support Network started operating.

The scholarships are made available thanks to the generous support of our members and partners within the corporate sector. 

Several times each year, Mentor Support Network members are invited to participate in our networking and learning events, where we invite expert speakers to present on a particular subject.

Speakers may be practitioners, researchers or representatives of organisations providing youth support. All have considerable experience and expertise to share with our members.

These events are great learning opportunities, and they provide our members the opportunity to network and build strong support structures.

If you’d like to know more, contact us or subscribe to our newsletter.

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